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Abstract #0320

Cine Phase Contrast Simultaneous Multi-Slice imaging of blood flow and CSF motion.

David A Feinberg1,2, Alexander Beckett1, An T Vu1,2, and Liyong Chen2

1Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, University of California, Berkeley, CA, United States, 2Advanced MRI Technologies, Sebastopol, CA, United States

The purpose was to develop and evaluate a novel approach to MR phase imaging of blood flow and CSF flow by combining cine phase contrast (cine-PC) with simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) technique to measure velocity in several slice planes simultaneously. Comparisons were made between SMS 2-4 and conventional single-slice 2D cine-PC GE imaging. The velocity curves measured in internal carotid (ICA) and vertebral arteries and jugular veins and aqueductal CSF were similar between SMS and conventional single-slice cine-PC. In ICA correlations (R=0.92-0.98) in 6 subjects. This new ability for simultaneous cross-sectional hemodynamic quantification may be useful for medical diagnoses.

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